NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

YOH

UNIT

CHAOS 

HEIGHT

171.5cm 

WEIGHT

85kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

25 Jun 1988 

YOH
HEIGHT
171.5cm 
WEIGHT
85kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
25 Jun 1988 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Kurihara-shi, Miyagi 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
19 Nov 2012 
FINISH HOLD

Five Star Clutch, Stargazer, 3K (double team), Strong X (Double Team)

 
TWITTER
@njpwyohei_k 

BIOGRAPHY

YOH entered the February 2012 New Japan tryouts and made his debut opposite Takaaki Watanabe on the November 19 NEVER event. A promising Young Lion, he competed at Best of the Super Juniors for the first time in June 2015. After a thrilling Korakuen Hall match on January 24 2016, he departed for a learning excursion to CMLL with Sho Tanaka. From CMLL, they headed to ROH.

YOH returned to New Japan on October 9, 2017. With SHO, and under the tutelage of Rocky Romero, he formed Roppongi 3K. That same night, they defeated Ricochet and Ryusuke Taguchi to become the 54th IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. SHO and YOH would also win the annual junior heavyweight tag team tournament, in both elimination and league format, three years in a row.

On January 5 2020 at Wrestle Kingdom 14, they won the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships for the fourth time from El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori. While the knock on SHO and YOH as a team had been that they were better at winning the titles than keeping them, Roppongi 3K would successfully defend against El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru, and their own mentors, the Mega Coaches of Rocky Romero and Ryusuke Taguchi in the coming weeks, taking strides to cement their dynasty.

 

YOH entered the February 2012 New Japan tryouts and made his debut opposite Takaaki Watanabe on the November 19 NEVER event. A promising Young Lion, he competed at Best of the Super Juniors for the first time in June 2015. After a thrilling Korakuen Hall match on January 24 2016, he departed for a learning excursion to CMLL with Sho Tanaka. From CMLL, they headed to ROH.

YOH returned to New Japan on October 9, 2017. With SHO, and under the tutelage of Rocky Romero, he formed Roppongi 3K. That same night, they defeated Ricochet and Ryusuke Taguchi to become the 54th IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. SHO and YOH would also win the annual junior heavyweight tag team tournament, in both elimination and league format, three years in a row.

On January 5 2020 at Wrestle Kingdom 14, they won the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships for the fourth time from El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori. While the knock on SHO and YOH as a team had been that they were better at winning the titles than keeping them, Roppongi 3K would successfully defend against El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru, and their own mentors, the Mega Coaches of Rocky Romero and Ryusuke Taguchi in the coming weeks, taking strides to cement their dynasty.

 

FINISH HOLD

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    3K

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    Five Star Clutch

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